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Ringside Raffle Ticket Sales Volunteer Information

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Raffle Ticket Sales
Saturday, November 2, 2019
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You are donating your time to this event, and we could not do it without your help. Below are event details and helpful information about your role.

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Chicago Marriott Downtown—540 N. Michigan Ave. (at Ohio St.)
Entrances are on both Michigan Ave. and Rush St. (312) 836-0100
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Public transportation or taxi are strongly recommended. Try to avoid driving to the
hotel, but if you must, you may wish to avoid using the hotel parking as it is costly. Please note:
Mercy Home cannot reimburse volunteers for transportation or parking.
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Dress for the event is black-tie optional. Volunteers typically wear a cocktail dress or ballgown
or, a suit or tux. Please, wear comfortable shoes, as you will be on your feet for a few hours.
Please do not bring a large bag or purse. There is no storage, only coat check.
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4pm to 5pm—Please check in on the 6th floor of the hotel for dinner and a briefing.
You will also receive the materials needed for your task.
5:15pm—Please go to the 7th floor registration booth for a mandatory raffle training.
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6:00PM—10:00PM
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You will be selling raffle tickets to Ringside guests.
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  • During the volunteer dinner, your Raffle Lead (Kathleen McGovern and Rachel Welch) will sit with you to explain the details of your role. You will be paired with a partner and receive a packet of 20 raffle tickets, pens, clipboard, and electronic touch pad.
  • Remain in the Foyer area or Grand Ballroom area to sell tickets. If an area seems saturated by ticket sellers, please roam another area. Once all tickets are sold, go back to the designated Raffle Area to balance ticket stubs with payments and to receive another package of tickets. All payment should be enclosed with your tracking sheet in an envelope at raffle check in. We can accept cash, checks,  bidder numbers and CC payments. (Checks should be made out to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls).
  • If a guest pays with a credit card and they do not have a bidder #, please fill out all requested information on Credit Card Raffle Form, including the guest’s Credit Card number, phone number and e-mail address.
  • Give the guest the bottom half of the ticket and take the completed raffle stub & credit card form (if applicable) to the Raffle Area to ensure that all information was filled out correctly. If there is something missing, please go back to the ticket purchaser to receive the proper information.
  • If a guest wants to pay with a credit card – please ask them if they have a bidder # – if they say NO, and they want to swipe their credit card in the terminal rather than filling out the Credit Card Form – Send them to the Registration Area for to receive a bidder number. They will need to return to you or another raffle seller to purchase a ticket.
  • Guests who have a bidder # may buy raffle tickets by using their bidder #. You will need to record the Ticket numbers, number of tickets, total amount, name, and payment method on the tracking sheet provided.
  • The raffle drawing will be held after the trophy presentation at about 10:00 p.m. All tickets and money must be turned in to the raffle table by 9:45 p.m. sharp – no exceptions!
  • A designated volunteer will take the Raffle drum from the Raffle Table at 9:45 pm and take it to the Boxing Ring for the drawing at 10:00 pm.
  • The person/duo that sells the most raffle tickets by the end of the night will receive a $50 gift card!

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Keep in mind:

Any money/tips you receive are considered a Mercy Home donation, and should be given directly to someone at registration or Amanda Hays.

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If you have any questions or concerns about your volunteer role please contact:
Amanda Hays — Coordinator of Special Events
amahay@mercyhome.org
For day of event cancellations or questions please call Amanda on her cell at (773) 616-8250. She will have no access to email!
We appreciate your continued generosity and dedication to the mission of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls!

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